Thelma Ruth Nipper, age 90, of Abingdon, VA passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 in Abingdon, VA. She was born December 17, 1927 and was the daughter of the late James and Ada Long Altizer. She was a member of the Bandy Community Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Eugene Nipper; two brothers, Croby Altizer and Harry Altizer; one sister, Beulah Payne.
Mrs. Nipper is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Marvin H. Nipper; three sons, Bob Nipper and wife Felomina of Marion, VA, Steve Nipper and wife Connie of Christiansburg, VA, and Larry Nipper of Abingdon, VA; one sister, Doris Welch of Salem, VA; five grandchildren, Jason Nipper and wife Melissa, Matthew Nipper and wife Samantha, Maggie Nipper, Ada Nipper, and Lin Nipper; four great-grandchildren, Jakob Nipper, Dylan Nipper, Mykelti Nipper, and Kennedi Nipper; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 12 at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Sparks, Pastor John Cochran, and Pastor Mark Bumgardner officiating. Burial will follow in Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery at Richlands, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gideon International, % Steve Carter, P O Box 3243, Lebanon, VA 24266.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Nipper Family.
Published on February 11, 2018